Must read: For Cameroon, prevention of Ebola is better than cure

Andre Mama Fouda: Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health


Prevention of Ebola will be better than cure: It should be duly noted that, as of this date, there has been no reported, or suspected case of Ebola Virus infected person in Cameroon or among Cameroonians anywhere else. The Government of Cameroon is leaving no stone unturned to maintain this current status and protect all Cameroonians from this deadly virus.

According to cameroon-embassy, Andre Mama Fouda: Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health gave a press conference on the 29th of August 2014. in it, he elaborated details of an emergency plan in case the ebola virus was eventually getting into the country. An isolation centre has been created in the Nylon neighborhood (quartier Nylon), in the vicinity of the Douala International airport for suspected cases of Ebola that may enter Cameroon via the Douala Airport. The government strategy has also enabled the development of isolation wards in some hospitals. 
The minister revelled that 630 million CFA (about € 960,428.81) has been allocated to combat the Ebola virus if it gets into Cameroon and prevent its spread. The fund is to support the national response against the disease. These include the purchase of medical equipments for screening, training of health care staff, security service and immigration personnel, as well as journalists. The emergency plan also includes a number of sensitization campaigns to raise awareness about the disease among Cameroonians.

Source: cameroon-embassy

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